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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Sheila Nevins
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    Sheila Nevins
    President, HBO Documentary/Family

    With projects that run from the sordid (Real Sex, Taxicab Confessions) to the groundbreaking (Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, Born Into Brothels), nobody is more influential in the documentary world than Nevins. “The bottom line of documentaries is it’s like going to school — real-people school, not celebrity school,” she says. She’s most proud of last month’s Wartorn: 1861–2010, which examines the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder, and also is working on a film that follows the recovery of a pelican caught in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Nevins says her thirst for knowledge fuels the work that she’s done, citing this year’s Iran-set For Neda. “I would never know how to say Ahmadinejad if I hadn’t done For Neda,” she says with a laugh, confessing that she has little spare time. “I have a son, I have a husband, I have a life, so to speak, but work is my fire,” she says.

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